Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Technique Hop - "Make the Cut!"

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Welcome to our Make the Cut! Blog Hop! All of the beautiful creations you see will be featuring the different creative ways you can use Close To My Heart's Thin Cuts or Die Cuts from our Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges. If you have come here from Catherine Nowak you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way you'll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa Robinson's Blog.

For this blog hop we have 10 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations featuring the different ways to cut and decorate the dies on their blogs. This is simple to do~just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 
Here we go!

 This card was cut with our new My Cup of Tea thin cut and stamp set, and the circle behind it is cut with the circle of the Shaker Thin Cut. 

The flower on the front was stamped from the May Stamp of the Month- To My Bestie. I colored them in with the water color brushes and the ink from our stamp pads to better match the paper I used which is the new Sweet Girl paper pack. 
This paper pack lends itself well to anything Baby Girl but I also wanted to show how the paper can also be used for adult female and even boys or men's cards and scrapbook pages.

Happy Trails is the stamp set and die cuts set that I used here. Paper is still from the Sweet Girl paper pack. I used the stitched circle thin cuts and the
    regular circle thin cut to cut the two circles for the sentiment. 


This card is still using the same Sweet Girl paper pack. I cut the flowers and leaves from the new Stitched Flower Thin Cuts. I used Sugar Plum card stock for the flowers, Fern for the leaves and Saffron for the flower center. I used Thistle to distress the edges of the flower, New England Ivy for the edges of the leaves and the Saffron for the center.  If you spritz the card stock with water it becomes more pliable and you can mold it and shape it into a more ruffled flower. I put a piece of the foam tape behind the yellow center after I used a flower tool to round the middle to make it look more rounded.

The Lace Border is another new Thin Cut. I had trouble with the new Doiley Thin Cut being stuck in the thin cut so, I used a piece of wax paper and it came right out. I used this same technique to cut the lace border and it came right out very easily. Layer the chosen paper or card stock first then the wax paper and then the thin cut and sandwich all between your acrylix cutting pads and run it through. 

I really like this Sweet Girl paper pack. Very pretty soft colors!

Now "Hop"on over to Michelle Loncar to see her works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant ( or click here ) to get the products I used for this project!


Valerie Marie said...

All three cards are beautiful! It's hard to even pick a favourite. Those flowers are really a lot of fun to construct. I really like your colour combinations. Thanks!

Haley D. said...

Wonderful cards!

Melissa Robinson said...

Fun cards! Love your use of the SOTM image on the coffee cup!

Maz said...

Great cards but I really love the dimension you added to the lower.

Katy said...

Great Cards and all different Thin Cuts!

Cat Nowak said...

Wow you have been busy! I love all of your cards!

SunnyAZ said...

Love your tea cup card ....and what a helpful tip on using the wax paper with intricate dies...thanks for sharing!

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

What great cards. You did a great job showing how to use each of the Thin Cuts.

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

So many fun options!! add that Cup of Tea to my wish list :) TFS!

Joy said...

Beautiful teacup card- my fave.

The Scrap Buzz said...

Thanks for the reminder that the shaker die set includes a circle! I need to make a note on my Basic Circles.

Michelle said...

Love all three of your cards. Great job!